The sun is out. The sky is blue. Days are now, with a few seconds margin, longer than the night. Temperature is increasing and I can finally say that spring is upon us. My papers are coming together, exams are just around the corner, my energy level is higher and the kids are happier. Half of the year I often find myself wondering why in the world we live in the cold, dark, north when there are so many warmer and brighter places around the globe. But then spring appears in all its glory. I become so high on life, and light, and no other place on earth could compare. In a few months’ time the dark night will be a distant, dark memory, then only allowed to appear as a dusky grey for a few hours between 2 and 4 at night. Now it’s time to soak up all the positivity and brightness from a world waking up from a slumber only to be teeming with new life. Enjoy!
What made your Tuesday?
My little princess awoke early this morning. We have a set time in the morning when morning starts and the children are not allowed up before then, except for under exceptional circumstances. This was an hour before that set time and I grunted and silently begged for her to turn around and fall asleep; it didn’t work. I picked her up from her bed and placed her in ours and hoped I could trick her into a wee nap; it didn’t work. Finally I placed her in her bed again and told her firmly that it was still night. She objected at first, but then stayed quietly in bed for another half an hour. Disappointed I had lost precious sleep I could feel the morning starting off on the wrong foot. I decided I could not let that happen and instead lay silently in the dark trying to wake myself up and change my state of mind. Negative thoughts started to drift away and were replaced by a positive mindset. Then I heard it, a weak melody prickling the darkness. The song of a robin singing to lure out the first rays of the sun.
My son has some stuffed toy birds that resemble the real ones and even play a melody identical to that of the resembling bird. Thanks to these I could easily recognise the bird.
It’s the first time I’ve ever recognised a bird based on its singing and the moment felt a little magical to me. I lay for a few minutes listening to the beautiful song. When it faded and ended I still had time to read for a few minutes before morning started. Despite the reduced hours of sleep, the morning turned to the better and really has improved the entire day.
What made your tuesday a day to cherish?
There is no such thing as a road to happiness. Happiness is a state of mind and makes the road more enticing than the goal.
Happiness is waking up, not being awoken. Having slept enough hours and only having been up a few hours during the night. Completely obliterate to the state of house (the clutter, the mess, the dirty dishes – the list goes on). Having a quick but quiet breakfast. Having time for a cup of tea, before the tea is considered iced. Stumbling across a soothing album by Andrew Bocelli on Spotify. Dancing across the room guided by by a mellow Italian male voice and a joyful beat with a smiling baby in my arms.
The baby tired and was places in her crib giving me a chance to share the moment. Now a long shower awaits.
I hope you all enjoy a calm and quiet Sunday morning